Have you, or a loved one, been injured in a California WalMart store? Was the accident due to WalMart’s carelessness and lack of maintaining safe property conditions? Were you hurt to the extent that you are unable to work for a period of time? Are you living in financial fear due to losing income while simultaneously facing huge medical expenses related to the accident? Do you know that according to California personal injury law you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses and lost wages? WalMart is a giant corporation who does not like to forfeit money for anything including personal injury claims. You need the help of a skilled and experienced California WalMart injury attorneys as they have the experience needed when handling accident claims against WalMart.
Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced California WalMart injury attorneys. Contact them through this website immediately for a free consultation. Let them establish the true value of your claim and get you the benefits and financial compensation you deserve. They proudly serve the entire state of California including Oakland, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego, California.
California WalMart Statistics
There are currently 301 WalMart stores in the state of California. This includes their Supercenters (123 total), Discount Stores (77 total), Neighborhood Markets (68 total), Sam’s Clubs (33). WalMart employs over 81,000 people throughout California with an average wage of $13.32. WalMart is also one of the largest public employers in California.
Last month Fortune 500 announced its rankings for the world’s richest businesses and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was number one on the list with $444 billion in revenue in 2012. For 2011, Wal-Mart was number two. This corporate giant has 2.2 million employees in 8,500 stores around the world. Wal-Mart has been at or near the top for many years.
Forget for a moment its financial prowess. Wal-Mart is the poster child for despicable behavior. Thousands of civil lawsuits are filed every year against Wal-Mart and it seems there are always criminal wrongdoings afoot.
On the civil side, one such claim was recently concluded in Stafford County, Va. Earlier this year, a Wal-Mart customer won a verdict against Wal-Mart for $11,250,000.00. The customer slipped and fell on a wet floor, fracturing numerous bones in his back, elbow and hand. He further injured a shoulder rotator cuff; in all, the gentleman was left with permanent severe pain and disability.
The reason for the wet floor was an employee left the area after mopping it to get a warning cone. Training employees is not one of Wal-Mart’s strongest achievements.
Among Plaintiff’s attorneys, it is well known that it rarely settles customers’ claims for injuries, even in cases of overwhelming liability, because it can afford to fight and make the victim pay heavily for the costs of the litigation.
Beyond its customers, Wal-Mart employees seemingly are constantly suing Wal-Mart for issues ranging from religious, sex and pay discrimination to unsafe and unreasonable working conditions.
WalMart Accidents & Your Rights In WalMart Injury Claims
Wal-Mart stores, and their sister store Sam’s Club prides themselves on their low prices “Always Low Prices” is actually their slogan. If nothing else WalMart offers good value on their products, and many times has the lowest prices. However, over the years, Wal Mart is a store that has been sued repeatedly due to patrons getting injured in their stores, their restrooms, their in store stores (McDonald’s, Vision Stores, Nail Salons, etc.). It may be that part of the way they save money is by skimping on store safety and customer safety, or it may be that they pay lower wages and their employees just don’t pay as much attention or get enough training on customer safety. Whatever the reason, you have to be careful when you shop at a Wal-mart store.
Our Alameda County WalMart accident lawyers have handled many cases where people are injured while at or in a California WalMart. Our lawyers represent people in restroom accidents, parking lot accidents, sidewalk accidents, slip and fall cases, trip and fall injury cases and situations where merchandise fell on a customer. Often, the store will say that it is the customer’s fault for not watching where they were going or being more careful. That is just WalMart trying to get out of having to pay any money for injuries, medical bills, etc. California premises liability law actually mandates that all retail stores, not just WalMart stores, to be more careful because the store should know that its customers are being distracted by the products and displays. In fact, a great deal of analysis is done when deciding how to design a store. That is done solely to get you to buy products and things you did not want or need when going into the store. When a shopper is so distracted by the stores layout they are less likely to see obstacles and hazards, such as spills, in the aisles that the store may have left out.
Our Los Angeles California WalMart injury attorneys routinely take cases where there has been a serious injury that was WalMart’s fault. In some cases, but not all of them, there is something glaringly unusual about the situation that caused the patron to get hurt. An example is a pallet was left at the corner of a shopping aisle and a shopper turned the corner and tripped on it. Our San Diego WalMart injury attorneys have taken numerous cases involving the store entry rug not being secured. This causes it to get bunched up and our client tripped and was seriously injured. Our Anaheim CA WalMart injury attorneys have also handled many slip and fall cases at a store where our client fell in the parking lot or fell in the store because the store did not salt the ice or clean up a spill.